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Posted by Kevin Knight on August 23, 2000 at 11:10:49:
In Reply to: Tuba player learning, how do you stop a note? posted by Thom on August 17, 2000 at 22:15:09:
Hey, I played tuba for about 8 years before switching to bass. Now, I'm pretty much self-taught, I've been playing for about 4 years now. What I do, to dampen the higher strings I simply flatten out my fretting hand so that it lightly touches the strings I want silent. And as an added trick, to dampen the E string I slip my thumb around the fretboard and dampen the string with it. Whether this is "proper form", I don't know but it works for me. Also, you can shorten the length of a note using your picking hand to palm mute. Just rest your palm against the strings as you play, this is harder unless you play with a pick.
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